If you could only buy household items in one place, it would be… new craftsmen. Its creators are masters of modern craftsmanship, and their work is extremely moving. If you have a chance to visit their Mayfair showroom, you can see how they organize their collections. This is a master class on how to do it at home. When you buy something here, you know you’re investing in a future heirloom.
The most interesting interior shop is… John Derian – He is drawn to obscure objects, and his New York store is filled with items that are anything but bland. He has a strong signature style that I love. At the top of my list are his patisserie-looking candles, all of his Astier de Villatte pottery, and of course his signature decoupage collection.
The coolest interior shop I found while traveling was… Casa Gusto – I discovered it during a trip to Palm Beach. It’s a beautifully decorated space and a real lesson in how to set the scene. The family-run company carefully selects antique furniture, ceramics and textiles from around the world, as well as producing unique accessories. The wonderful papier-mâché design is very original and I love it.
The world’s best department store for household goods is… The Conran Shop. It’s so iconic – I love the flower-filled entrance to the Michelin Building in Fulham. Product editing is spot on. I remember going there as a teenager and dreaming and shopping for my dream home. Surprisingly, many of the classic pieces sold at the time still exist today, mixed in with slightly more modern designs.
The coolest independent interiors brands are… Atelier Vime. French couple Benoît and Antoine have built something truly special. Their Instagram seems to be full of stills from beautiful French movies. It’s a rustic, elegant, and romantic interior built around the antiques they collect and, most importantly, stunning wicker woven furniture, lighting, and accessories. They grow their own wicker. If you haven’t seen their amazing vases and pedestals yet, I highly recommend you do.
The perfect destination for independent designers and makers… Etsy.work there House & Garden, I discovered a lot of budding designers using Etsy as a platform. Be patient in your search and your diligence will be rewarded.If you’re not a fan of infinite scroll, try Grasset For a more curated edit. We have a really cool selection of independent designers and all items are exclusive.
The coolest little-known brands are… Susie Atkinson. Susie is an excellent interior designer, but her online store is relatively unknown. She has been steadily creating her unique designs over the years and is perfect for anyone who loves contemporary and colorful interiors. She loves her simple lacquered cube table, colorful bobbin mirror, and new wallpaper in collaboration with Ellen Merchant.
My perfect shopping day… I visited some of my favorite shops in London.The morning starts with Christine Vanderhard In Notting Hill, I stopped by Adam Bray’s in Camden (by appointment only) to admire his selection of antiques. Then get the ultimate lesson in choosing wall colors at Fulham. paper and paint Then head down Golborne Road to find more antiques.I’ll definitely stop by too Trove by Studio Duggan and Wallis Vianni.